PRESIDENT DAN CLIFFORD RETIRES!

On May 31, 2018 and after forty (40) years in the labor movement, President Dan Clifford officially retired!
 
His leadership and wisdom are immeasurable and cannot be easily replaced.  Like most labor leaders, Dan began his career as an organizer with the UFCW International Union.  In 1982, he was hired by Local 1459 where he soon became the union representative of our school bus division.  In 2003, Dan was appointed to Secretary-Treasurer of the Local and in 2010 appointed to President of Local 1459 with the retirement of Scott Macey.

TIME AND A HALF BEING PHASED OUT!

Governor Charlie Baker recently signed a bill into law that will phase out time and one half for Sundays and Holidays beginning as early as next year.
 
UFCW Locals 1459, 328, 791 and 1445 oppose the so-called “grand bargaining” designed to keep several progressive ballot questions off the November 2018 ballot including the “millionaire’s tax” that was ultimately defeated in the legislature.
 

SUPREME COURT VOTES AGAINST PUBLIC SECTOR UNION IN JANUS VS. AFSCME CASE!

On June 27th, 2018, in a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled against public sector labor unions arguing the collection of fees from non-union members violate First Amendment rights, overturning the 1977 decision that previously allowed such fees commonly known as Agency Fees.
 
 
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